brazil famous carnival

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Carnival is most famous holiday in brazil it is not about a big moment in history or about a famous person, but important for the people because it`s time of camaraderie, freedom, or almost a whole week without work. People can choose between parties or rest and most people choose parties, day after day, night after night.
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how long?

It lasts four days and four nights. It starts on saturdays and finishes on a thursday. People put on their costumes and go out into the streets or to clubs.
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where is celebreted?

Carnival is celebrated in the south where by Wednesday everything comes back to normal. The problem is that it is not approved by the church in the Northwest where carnival is more traditional. There people don't respect its end and continue to party until the next Sunday.
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Since when is it celebrated?

The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro has been celebrated since 1732, however, the idea came already in 1720 with the Portuguese immigrants. Appears to be created would be inspired by Catholic traditions, although it is believed that its origin is pagan. The event takes place forty days before Easter.
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